JADE TREE VS. RELAPSE

As summer slowly fades and fall sets in across the country, our last dash attempts to claim softball glory seem few and far between. But on Saturday September 11th in a burst of sports genius, the entire staff of Jade Tree along with special assists Andy Mackie (Paint It Black), Teeter Sperber, and Paul Delaney (Kill Your Idols, None More Black) took off our safety gloves and challenged the bitches at to have it out once and for all.

The stage was set for a classic softball show down, lines were drawn and after hours of training and a few minutes of stretching Tim Owen, Darren Walters, David Wagenschutz, Mehron Moqtaderi, and iron mitt Charles Kaericher II took to the field. It seemed though that the sneaks in Relapse had a secret weapon brewing with promotion guru Carl Schultz and we simply could not find solid ground, giving up 9 runs in the first inning alone. A few highlights proceeded including Kaericher’s tasteful home run and Walter’s hilarious, seemingly pointless childbirth hitting stance, but when the sun set and the smoke cleared it was Relapse 24 & Jade Tree 10.

Now all we have are these video reminders and the knowledge that, unlike some labels, Team Jade Tree played by the rules and kept it clean!

Until next year….

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STRIKE ANYWHERE WEAR ‘SHIRTS FOR A CURE’

STRIKE ANYWHERE have just signed on to join forces with longtime Jade Tree supporter Mark Beemer and his . The organization’s goal is simple: have bands donate a shirt design that becomes exclusive to The Syrentha J. Savio Endowment (SSE), who can in turn sell the shirt via their website and use the profits to help underprivileged women fight breast cancer. In addition to STRIKE ANYWHERE The Shirts For A Cure Project has exclusive designs available from Thursday, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday, Darkest Hour, and barrage of others. The Syrentha J. Savio Endowment was founded by Beemer to honor his wife, Syrentha, who lost her battle with breast cancer in January 2002. To date SSE has raised over $100,000 for breast cancer treatment.

STRIKE ANYWHERE are also just about to kick off their massive Rock Against Bush Tour with , The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave fame), and punk popsters .



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Please consult the Strike Anywhere for current dates.

JADE TREE AND MUSIC FOR AMERICA TEAM UP

JADE TREE and the fine folks at R5 Productions will be hosting a Pennsylvania concert with THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES, Engine Down, Karate, and Channels as part of Music For America’s Voter X series. Concerts are being scheduled to take place in swing states leading up to this year’s election with an emphasis on youth training and organization. Voter X features an unprecedented coalition of young, independent political groups and cultural communities who are serious about moving beyond protest and giving the combined membership of 500,000 progressives the means to organize their communities for the 2004 election and beyond. Concerts in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, Washington and Wisconsin will feature diverse performances with the likes of Lungfish, Rilo Kiley, Now It’s Overhead, Mouse On Mars, BREATHER RESIST, Hot Water Music and countless others.

The Philadelphia show takes place on September 24th at First Unitarian Church (2125 Chestnut St) and tickets can be purchased in advance or by calling 800-594-TIXX. THESE ARMS ARE SNAKES will continue to tour with throughout the month in anticipation of the September 21st release of Oxeneers or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home CD (JT1097). For more information on or check the links below and be sure to get out, get informed, and take action in the forthcoming election.




PAINT IT BLACK EXIT THE STUDIO


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So late last night or early this morning depending on how you look at it and where you live, the tight-fisted troublemakers in PAINT IT BLACK finished recording their follow up to last years stunning debut, CVA LP/CD (JT1080). Scheduled for a spring release the as-of-now untitled record promises all of the bombast of the last joint coupled with Dan Yemin’s rant & roll exploration of the personal pains of divorce, the more global concerns of war and how the two are hopelessly intertwined. The end result was recorded by producer extraordinaire , and features guest vocals from both Jason Yawn of TRIAL BY FIRE & former PAINT IT BLACK member Dave Hause who’s currently getting his kicks with

Check the Pics…

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Can I get a whoa whoa! (Beemer took this one)

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J and Dr. Robert the super hound

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Dan didn’t get much rest this time around

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Ready for the cover of Hit Parader

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It’s way too early for drum tracks

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He looks good in pink, no?

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Doctor, Doctor… Glad I’m not sick

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The Dr. again showing his usefulness, he tuned drums as David looks on in bewilderment

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Please make us sound good

IS THE PROMISE RING’S JASON GNEWIKOW A BUDDING FILMSTAR?

Jason Gnewikow, guitar player from original boy-band THE PROMISE RING, has recently found himself the focus of an ongoing documentary made by Slowtron, an LA based directing team founded by designers Eric Helin and Andrew Neujahr. Entitled Western State the series is an examination of artists who approach their work in a non-traditional way.

Also featured on the site are Geoff Mcfetridge known best for his work on the opening film titles for "Adaptation" and "Virgin Suicides,” Andy Mueller of Girl Skateboards, and Cory McAbee.